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GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« on: 15-January-09, 09:16:01 »

could you make one for the gx620? it's quite troublesome to use ffxi macros with the keys like this
I'm using this version http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=bios&maincat_no=135&prod_no=1529
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #1 on: 15-January-09, 13:10:37 »

For this one is different, ENE hole is not part of BIOS.
They are separated instead.
Here is it:


Purpose of the GX620 Ver4.31 {12/16/2008} EC Firmware Mod:

* Reverse/swap the netbook keys functions of the "Fn" key with Left "Ctrl" key.
 {E.g "Fn" key will act as "Ctrl" key, and "LCtrl" will act as "Fn" key}


NOTE:
Make sure that AC Main Power is connected to your notebook, before proceed with EC update!!!

For EC Flash  ==> >>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<< /* Universal Flasher */


Use it at own risk!!!

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MD5: ab7d49f9a0dd1467b0eb50b0b6a35580
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #2 on: 16-January-09, 07:32:29 »

worked perfectly! tyvm  :biggthumbsup:
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #3 on: 18-January-09, 21:44:18 »

Thanks for the feedback  :biggthumbsup:
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #4 on: 25-March-09, 03:36:52 »

N00b question here... which models does this work for? I know some of the drivers/firmware downloads are for "62x" series notebooks, but I want to be sure before I flash my BIOS.

I have a GT627-218US... will this BIOS mod work?
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #5 on: 25-March-09, 03:39:10 »

Well, nevermind. I suppose I should have read the other threads before posting.

I withdraw the question. See? I told you I was a n00b...
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #6 on: 25-March-09, 04:06:29 »

Yes, you can use it for GT627 as well
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #7 on: 02-April-09, 15:30:44 »

Hmm, the initial links arn't working anymore, probably for obvious reasons.

Can anyone relink them?  I just got a 620 and I wanted to update the EC before I have anything important on the laptop >_>
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #9 on: 02-April-09, 16:30:41 »

You mean to original one or? If yes go here: http://global.msi.eu/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=firmware&maincat_no=135&prod_no=1529

I meant the custom EC mod and the USB flasher  ;-))
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #10 on: 02-April-09, 16:31:54 »

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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #11 on: 03-April-09, 01:17:27 »

Hm, a little help for the noob here. :hat tip: Is it like a separate version of bios? Instead of flashing the new official from MSi, I use this? And if a new one comes out, this one becomes useless?
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #12 on: 03-April-09, 04:08:10 »

Hm, a little help for the noob here. :hat tip: Is it like a separate version of bios? Instead of flashing the new official from MSi, I use this? And if a new one comes out, this one becomes useless?

No, its firmware for Embedded controller ==> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Embedded_controller
You can flash newest/further MSI BIOSes from MSI web and will not overwrite changes.
E.g Fn and LCtrl will be still swapped without the matter what BIOS version you gonna use.
However that's just informative, flashing BIOS is not recommended read here: /* Only when really need */
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=103441.0
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #13 on: 05-June-09, 19:34:37 »

Worked perfectly for me too, thanks very much!
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #14 on: 05-June-09, 23:53:28 »

 :borg: :agrees:
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #15 on: 21-June-09, 07:33:17 »

I am half way through a 2 week evaluation period of the gt627, i was going to send the pc back as the fn key position is competelly unacceptable. now i will keep it.

Cheers for making my notebook useable.   :hat tip:
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #16 on: 21-June-09, 08:01:30 »

I am half way through a 2 week evaluation period of the gt627, i was going to send the pc back as the fn key position is competelly unacceptable. now i will keep it.

Cheers for making my notebook useable.   :hat tip:

 :agrees: :agrees: :hat tip:
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #17 on: 23-August-09, 07:45:45 »

Sorry if this is a stupid question, so as i see it, we have 2 bioses, 1 mainboard bios, and 2 EC bios, i am just wondering if the EC bios flashing fails, we should still be able to fix it, because the main bios is fine ?

Also this modified version of EC, it should work on all laptops from the GX serie ? (i am owner of the GX623) thanx for the reply
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #18 on: 23-August-09, 08:51:36 »

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orry if this is a stupid question, so as i see it, we have 2 bioses, 1 mainboard bios, and 2 EC bios

what 2 ec bios?

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i am just wondering if the EC bios flashing fails, we should still be able to fix it, because the main bios is fine ?

No, if error occur you will end with dead notebook.

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Also this modified version of EC, it should work on all laptops from the GX serie ?

No, only for GT62x and GX62x


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(i am owner of the GX623) thanx for the reply

You can use it for your notebook.
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #19 on: 23-August-09, 08:56:03 »

what 2 ec bios?

No, if error occur you will end with dead notebook.

No, only for GT62x and GX62x


You can use it for your notebook.
sorry i meant it like 1th, 2th bios

damn that there is still this risk, i was wondering, when the main bios is fine that we still could re-flash the EC bios with another version, too bad =(
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #20 on: 23-August-09, 09:04:34 »

any sort of firmware/bios flashing is always risky.
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #21 on: 25-August-09, 08:18:01 »

Hi there,
Can you do the same with the left "Alt" and "\" buttons? it's very annoying if you are used to other keyboards and also if you use another keyboard at home or office like me.

I need a file with both Alt-\ and Ctrl-Fn reversed.

Thanks in advance,
Nikolai.

P.S. I have GX623 with 1.0s BIOS (else my RAM runs at 667 MHz, plus this one has many options other bioses don't).
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #22 on: 25-August-09, 15:24:28 »

Nope sorry, i won't bother to do that for just one person.
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #23 on: 26-August-09, 05:13:40 »

OK, no problem. :)
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #24 on: 02-September-09, 21:59:49 »

I'd like the Alt and \ keys reversed as well. Also,  I'm going to mention that Linux users who try to download it in Arora (a WebKit-based browser) will just get a small blue square icon with a white question-mark in it. This may be true in other WebKit based browsers too (e.g. Chrome, Safari for Windows, Rekonq, etc), but I haven't checked. If this happens, TRY A DIFFERENT BROWSER. Konqueror works, for instance.
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #25 on: 07-September-09, 01:49:25 »

Here it is.
Fn<==> LCTRL, LALT<==> second \
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #26 on: 09-September-09, 15:30:31 »

Thank you, Svet!
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #27 on: 21-September-09, 04:20:37 »

 :hat tip:
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #28 on: 10-November-09, 06:13:34 »

EDIT:

After my slightly embarassing post in another board (which successfully established myself as a fool) I now report here - hopefully without any negative ramifications!

SO! After flashing the EC to version 4.31, I am unable to access the boot menu (F11) on startup.
Any option I attempt to change in the BIOS boot menu reads "View only Item".

Is this an EC problem? I have removed the battery in the hopes of resetting the EC for several days with no luck.
Im beginning to think I will never be able to access BIOS menu again.

Plus I think this (may or may not be, dont judge me) is the main reason why I cannot install Windows 7, another kettle of fish!

Any help / support would be much appreciated!

Cheers
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #29 on: 11-November-09, 17:57:36 »

EDIT:

After my slightly embarassing post in another board (which successfully established myself as a fool) I now report here - hopefully without any negative ramifications!

SO! After flashing the EC to version 4.31, I am unable to access the boot menu (F11) on startup.
Any option I attempt to change in the BIOS boot menu reads "View only Item".

Is this an EC problem? I have removed the battery in the hopes of resetting the EC for several days with no luck.
Im beginning to think I will never be able to access BIOS menu again.

Plus I think this (may or may not be, dont judge me) is the main reason why I cannot install Windows 7, another kettle of fish!

Any help / support would be much appreciated!

Cheers

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Is this an EC problem?

No.
Looks like someone has setup master password in your BIOS and you can't change the BIOS values.
Or either BIOS bug. What's current BIOS version installed?



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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #30 on: 01-December-09, 01:45:10 »

No, only for GT62x and GX62x

Has anyone tried this mod for GT628? Will this flash the updated EC version from MSI website? Or the EC version doesn't matter? What risk is there to using this mod? Thanks!
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #31 on: 26-December-09, 16:56:46 »

hi, just tried on gx623 and it works perfectly!!!  thanks a lot
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« Reply #32 on: 27-December-09, 08:42:07 »

EDIT:

After my slightly embarassing post in another board (which successfully established myself as a fool) I now report here - hopefully without any negative ramifications!

SO! After flashing the EC to version 4.31, I am unable to access the boot menu (F11) on startup.
Any option I attempt to change in the BIOS boot menu reads "View only Item".

Is this an EC problem? I have removed the battery in the hopes of resetting the EC for several days with no luck.
Im beginning to think I will never be able to access BIOS menu again.

Plus I think this (may or may not be, dont judge me) is the main reason why I cannot install Windows 7, another kettle of fish!

Any help / support would be much appreciated!

Cheers
No.
Looks like someone has setup master password in your BIOS and you can't change the BIOS values.
Or either BIOS bug. What's current BIOS version installed?



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Any option I attempt to change in the BIOS boot menu reads "View only Item".

Confirmed BIOS bug, flash your BIOS to the latest one.


hi, just tried on gx623 and it works perfectly!!!  thanks a lot

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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #33 on: 04-February-10, 09:36:43 »

is it possible to make this work with windows 7 64bit? :worship:
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #34 on: 04-February-10, 12:52:02 »

is it possible to make this work with windows 7 64bit? :worship:

What do you mean? >>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<<, it works in all versions of Windows, including 64bit.
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #35 on: 06-February-10, 10:59:57 »

oh ok thanks il give it a try
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #36 on: 06-April-10, 14:20:37 »

Hi, please can i download anywhere this : swap - Fn<==> LCTRL, LALT<==> second \ ??
(sorry for my very bad english :( )
thank you very much for help ...

(i have GX623X)
 

 
 
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #37 on: 06-April-10, 14:39:28 »

Hi, please can i download anywhere this : swap - Fn<==> LCTRL, LALT<==> second \ ??
(sorry for my very bad english :( )
thank you very much for help ...

(i have GX623X)
 

 
 

Hello,

Request can be proceed on donation https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=134259.0

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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #38 on: 06-April-10, 14:42:30 »

please can you send me a mail - i cant send you PM :(
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #39 on: 02-May-10, 15:33:22 »

You no need to PM me, read the prevision reply above
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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #40 on: 15-September-10, 21:41:10 »

Hi, sorry for bumping this topic.  I just got my GT627 back from an RMA for physical damage, and for some reason, they also replaced my keyboard and flashed the BIOS and EC as part of the process, so my FN and CTRL keys are back to default.

That being said, I'd like to reflash my EC to swap FN/CTRL only, and the above links are inaccessible or missing.  Could someone repost this mod?  I'm running a GT627-216US, BIOS version A1651IMS v1.14, EC version 1651EMS1 v4.33.

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Re: GX620 Request:reverse/swap the notebook keys
« Reply #41 on: 16-September-10, 02:44:04 »

Hi, sorry for bumping this topic.  I just got my GT627 back from an RMA for physical damage, and for some reason, they also replaced my keyboard and flashed the BIOS and EC as part of the process, so my FN and CTRL keys are back to default.

That being said, I'd like to reflash my EC to swap FN/CTRL only, and the above links are inaccessible or missing.  Could someone repost this mod?  I'm running a GT627-216US, BIOS version A1651IMS v1.14, EC version 1651EMS1 v4.33.

Thanks!

Hello,

The request can be proceed on donation https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=134259.0
Once done will be e-mailed to you

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